ABC’s The Neighbors is most-watched new comedy

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ABCAt 8pm opposite Fox’s The X Factor and CBS’ Survivor: Philippines, ABC’s The Middle beat out its NBC comedy competition (Animal Practice) by 2.7 million viewers and by 47% in Adults 18-49. In addition the ABC comedy bested Survivor in both Adults 18-34 (+7%) and Women 18-34 (+13%).


Retaining an impressive 91% of its Adult 18-49 lead-in at 8:30pm and 94% in Women 18-34, against the second half-hours of X Factor and Survivor, ABC’s The Neighbors defeated its freshman comedy competition (NBC’s Guys with Kids) by double digits in Total Viewers (+20%) and young adults (+11%).  For the 2nd week in a row, The Neighbors qualified as TV’s most-watched new comedy, leading by wide margins over CBS’ Partners (+14%), NBC’s Go On (+14%), The New Normal (+47%), Animal Practice  (+27%) and Guys with Kids (+20%), and Fox’s Ben & Kate (+106%) and The Mindy Project (+78%).